Syngenta Crop Protection launches new insecticide active ingredient

 Syngenta has unveiled Spiropidion, an innovative new insect control technology that will help farmers protect their crops against damaging sucking pests in an effective and environmentally sustainable manner.   Sucking pests, such as aphids, whiteflies, and scales, devastate high value fruit and veget...Read more

BASF Canada invests $14 Mn for Regina crop protection production facility

BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) unveiled its modernized formulation, packaging and distribution facility in Regina, Saskatchewan. More than $14 million was invested in facility transformations, making it the division’s single biggest agriculture infrastructure investment in the last decade. Located...Read more

EC unveils 'Farm to Fork strategies-2030'

The European Commission (EC) has unveiled its Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies that would impose restrictions on European Union (EU) agriculture through targeted reductions in the use of land, fertilizers, antimicrobials, and pesticides. The Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies represents a fundamental...Read more

Bayer launches Rs 200-cr Ethiprole manufacturing unit in Vapi  

          German agrochemicals major Bayer inaugurated a new plant at its Vapi site in Gujarat. The plant will manufacture Ethiprole, an active ingredient used in insecticides for crop protection products. Set up with an investment of € 24 million, the plant’s annual pro...Read more

FICCI to hold webinar on 'Future of Agrochemicals Industry' on Nov 5

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry ( FICCI ) will be conducting a webinar on November 5, 2020 entitled, 'Post Covid19: The Future and Dynamics of Agrochemicals Industry' from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Indian Standard Time. Eminent participants and panelists include Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya,...Read more

Coromandel International posts 17% rise in profit in Q2 FY21

Coromandel International Limited, India's leading agri solutions provider in the business of Fertilisers, Crop Protection, Bio Pesticides, Specialty Nutrients etc. has released the financial results for the quarter ended September 2020. During the quarter ended September 2020, the Company's consolidated total inc...Read more

Bayer Cropscience reports 11.6 % decline in sales in Q3 2020

   In the agricultural business (Crop Science), sales declined by 11.6 percent (Fx & portfolio adj.) to 3.028 billion euros. Business was down in North America in particular, while sales increased in the Asia/Pacific region. Global sales at Corn Seed & Traits fell by 39.9 percent (Fx & portf...Read more

New app to provide timely guidance on agrochemical use for potato farmers

Developing late-blight resistant potatoes has long been a priority for breeders, and hundreds of resistant varieties have been released in the past century. However, because of the pathogen’s ability to evolve ways to overcome the resistance of widely cultivated varieties, farmers still need to apply fungici...Read more

ICAR-DMAPR partners with Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (ICAR-DMAPR), Anand, Gujarat, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT), Gurugram, Haryana on October 28, 2020. The MoU aims at facilitating the field the...Read more

Syngenta receives extended EPA registration for Tavium

 Syngenta announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the registration for Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology herbicide in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. As the market’s first dicamba herbicide premix, Tavium contains built-in residual control to manage resistant weed...Read more

HIL manufactures 530.10 MT of Malathion in Q1, Q2 of FY 20-21

HIL (India) Limited, a PSU under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers registered highest-ever production of Malathion Technical in the first two quarters of FY 20-21. Despite restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic the Company manufactured 530.10 MT of Malathion Techni...Read more

Nufarm and CROP.ZONE ties up for hybrid herbicide solutions in Europe  

    The Australian crop protection and specialty seed company Nufarm and the German ag-tech startup CROP.ZONE have entered into a cooperation agreement. The collaboration aims for launching Nufarm's and CROP.ZONE's hybrid herbicide solutions across major European markets, starting with the implementatio...Read more